Re: Linux Kernel Source Compression

From: Justin Piszcz
Date: Sun May 21 2006 - 15:28:30 EST

Compressed with -9.

-9 slowest (best) compression

Unsure on the maximum distance.

Version info:

rzip 2.1
Copright (C) Andrew Tridgell 1998-2003

On Sun, 21 May 2006, Jan Engelhardt wrote:

Was curious as to which utilities would offer the best compression ratio for
the kernel source, I thought it'd be bzip2 or rar but lzma wins, roughly 6 MiB
smaller than bzip2.

You forgot:
- .7z 7zip
- .j JAR (
- .ice LHICE (some sort of "brother" to lharc aka lzh)
- .ace ACE (
- UPX (yes!, you just need to put '#!/\n' at the front)
- .cab MS CAB (use winace)
- .bh BlackHole
- .pak PKARC 2.51
- .sqz SqueezeIt
- "LZEXE" - you'll find some there
happy packing :)

38064 linux-

- is this rzip with _maximum_ distance?

Jan Engelhardt

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